14 September 2020
XConfessions by Erika Lust, Objectify Me
Director Daniella Vale
Performers Jay Smooth, Tourma Selene
What if, underneath how much you try not to like someone, you can’t ignore having a rare connection?
“Successful male artists are always so arrogant. But this one in particular – he’s not like the others. I mean, he’s arrogant, sure. And he paints naked women for a living which I mean, please, cliché much? But his objectification of women is somehow complicated by the beauty, the skill, with which he captures them. I’ve become obsessed by the idea of being painted by him. There’s something about being objectified by him… I want to join the collection of naked women he has accumulated. But there’s something else too. His dark eyes, his skillful fingers… I don’t just want him to paint me. I want him to devour me. I think, underneath how much I’m judging him, maybe I actually like him.” — By RachelLove
Have you ever met someone who stands for everything you hate in this world and yet you can’t stay away? Daniella Vale has taken a beautifully honest confession and turned it into a reality by shooting it in atmospheric New York. Performers Tourma Selene and Jay Smooth authentically bring across the magic in accepting vulnerability and feelings that we can not always explain.